The first game of a series is typically used by both teams as an opportunity to feel each other out and to adjust to what the opposition is doing, and this game was no different.
At times, there were stretches of excellent defense, while other times explosive offense took over. And Game 1 was not without sloppy play, either.
Aside from Shawn Marion, who for most of the night looked like the best player on the floor for Dallas, no Mavericks player played particularly well. Even Dirk Nowitzki had a rough go of it in Game 1.
Here are three Mavs who must turn it around if Dallas wants to have a chance at winning Game 2.